Mott MacDonald: Over 40 Years of Global Expertise in Oil and Gas Projects

Transforming the future

Mott MacDonald possesses a huge wealth of experience in developing oil and gas projects and for over 40 years its specialist teams of consultants, engineers and project managers have worked on global projects in the oil and gas sector.

The division’s passion for innovation and insights gained from collaborations across all continents, contribute to generating effective solutions and transforming the future of oil and gas around the world.

Furthermore, with the ability to draw on the Mott MacDonald Group’s wealth of multi-disciplinary expertise, the division has successfully undertaken some of the most challenging projects in the oil and gas sector, such as the Cawthorne Channel Gas Gathering project in Nigeria.

As recently as the end of July 2009, Mott MacDonald was appointed to work on another prestigious project, this time in India. The company has been appointed by Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) to provide engineering, procurement and construction management consultancy services for a proposed single point mooring (SPM) project that will improve the evacuation of crude oil from the very large crude carriers (VLCC) to its refinery.

CPCL operates a refinery in Chennai, India, which has a capacity of 9.5 million tonnes per annum that the company is planning to increase to 10.5 million tonnes per annum. As part of this expansion, CPCL also aims to install a SPM facility six kilometres offshore at about 28 metres depth, connected with a 48-inch diameter, eight kilometre long sub-sea pipeline. The new mooring facility will allow VLCC of 300,000 dead weight tonnes capacity, which can carry up to two million barrels of crude oil, to berth and discharge, in all weather conditions.

Mott MacDonald’s oil, gas and petrochemicals team based in Kochi will lead the project with support from colleagues around the Mott MacDonald Group to deliver this fast-track project due for completion by mid 2011.

All of Mott MacDonald’s offices around the world have in-depth local knowledge, backed by global resources, enabling the company to offer clients the competitive advantage of a faster, round-the-clock response.

When it comes to the Middle East, Mott MacDonald realises significant cost savings for its customers by using its local offices to undertake assignments. These Middle East operations are located in Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, and Muscat, with additional offices in Gaza, Jordan, Syria, Kuwait, and Yemen.

So, whatever a customer needs and wherever their operations are based, Mott MacDonald has all the skills, resources and enthusiasm needed to help with every stage in planning, developing and maintaining onshore and offshore facilities for oil, gas, LNG and associated products.

For offshore facilities its expertise ranges from compiling a definitive database on pipeline loss of containment incidents to comparative risk assessment of failures and impact of fires and explosions on platform structures. The business is also renowned for its work in applying computer-based techniques and reliability methods to the lifetime assessment of offshore structures and pipelines.

This combination of skills is very attractive to clients and Mott MacDonald serves many of the world’s leading oil and gas organisations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The size of the commission doesn’t affect Mott MacDonald’s pride in its work and its reputation for top quality service applies whether it is helping to restructure a national industry, plan and develop a multi-million oil and gas facility, deliver management training, or introduce new business practices. It works in partnership with all its customers, ensuring through a commitment to the highest level of customer care that maximum value is added to every assignment.

Of course, working in the oil and gas industry requires the utmost dedication to safety, risk assessment, environmental responsibility, sustainability and public accountability. Mott MacDonald’s experience in these areas is applied to all projects where required, with processes such as EIAs, EISs, HAZOPs, HAZIDs, socio-economic studies, QRA SIL and value engineering workshops.

Over the years Mott MacDonald has diversified into new markets and reinforced its presence in established ones – all in accordance with the company’s strategic plan for growth, which is geared to anticipate its customers’ needs. In each market the business provides the full spectrum of services and brings the same high level of quality and commitment to every assignment. By adapting to meet the changing demands of the market, the oil and gas division has been growing steadily for the past 40 years. In addition, as it operates in so many different markets, the choice of areas to expand into is incredible. As a result, it is set to continue to go from strength to strength.

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Services: Various services for the oil and gas market